As I considered a name for this blog the thought hit me to call it
BLESSING 4 FATHERS.. as it has four meanings...

God Himself is our FORE-FATHER..
All things that were made were made by Him.
In His hands are even the four corners of the earth, so I believe our first blessing needs to
go to the one who went before us and created us for His pleasure.

I want this to be a place where fathers with children can find solace
and perhaps some answers and prayer for difficult questions.

I also believe this will be a place where fathers in the faith who are
discipling other men can share their thoughts and wisdom

This is also a place where we can share about our forefathers.. those who went
before us and paid the price.. and for all men who desire to be overcomers.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval .... Mark Twain

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Warriors of God… I know this is a heavy subject for some, but I decided to start out the men’s forum blog area with something that I believe will be a help to you.  God cares about every area of our lives and He wants to see us walking in liberty.  We are family here, and prayerfully, you will find a safe place to be set free.


II Corinthians 10: 3-6  (For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Okay Warriors... here is a sure fire way to beat the enemy in the area of  lust / pornography / fantasy etc….

I Corinthians 10: 3-6  For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

Many of God’s people are tempted and end up walking in the flesh, but our battle against these enemies that wreck havoc in our lives and cause us to walk contrary to God’s desire for us are not taken down and defeated in the flesh.. God has called his men to be mature warriors who depend not on the arm of the flesh, but on spiritual weapons.  So bearing that in mind let’s take a look at verse 10:5 and see just how we can use some of God’s weapons to win the victory.

II Corinthians 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ

While reading this scripture one day in preparation for a Men’s Seminar, it jumped out at me and I saw something in the spirit.  One of the primary areas the enemy tries to capture men in his net is in the area of pornography.  It is insidious and many men won’t share their hidden secret, shame or pain about this area in their lives with anyone.  So, they are left to battle this demon of lust on their own.  But while reading the scripture above, I saw a picture of a man on a horse throwing a rope up in the air and grabbing his own thoughts of lust and every high and lofty image (by the way an image is not real and that is what we see in pornography an image that is NOT real… it is our imagination that runs wild in our mind.. anyway the thoughts were lassoed and taken into CAPTIVITY.  Every thought that would exalt itself above the knowledge of what God would want in our lives brought into a place of obedience to Christ Jesus. 

So, this is what I saw.. the temptation with images comes to our mind.  We immediately come into a place of warfare and get on our battle-ready horse, grab our lasso and take hold of the false images… we pull them down and tell them out loud if necessary that they will NOT exalt themselves against the knowledge of God .. and we bring every thought captive in our hearts and minds into obedience .   We are actually using the word of God to overcome this enemy. It has been said we can’t help a bird flying over our heads, but we can prevent it from making a nest.  Some of us have a nest of lustful images that we have allowed to imbed in our heads and make a home there.  We need to evacuate the nest.

It is interesting to note that when the apostle Paul talks about spiritual warfare the first weapon he mentions is casting down imaginations. ... Our battle is to bring down every deceptive argument and every imposing defense that men erect against the true knowledge of God. We fight to capture every thought until it acknowledges the authority of Christ. 

Paul makes it very clear that we are involved in a war!  In this battle with pornography/false images/lust/fantasy.. the battles will not always be on the same level of intensity.  In true warfare there are lulls in the battle at times as one side or the other prepares to make the next push or they are preparing a new strategy.  Rest assured the enemy will regroup when he sees you are taking a strong stance for God and will be getting ready for the next attack.  So make sure you keep your armor on.. and stay alert and do not let down when the enemy appears to be silent.  In other words, have your lasso ready!

And remember if God calls us to temperance He already has a way for us to totally walk in it. In the New Testament the most common Greek word for self-control is temperance, KJV.  Its root meaning is power over oneself or self-mastery.  Self-control, is really mastery over our own passions.  It holds our appetites in check, and it controls our rational will or regulates our conduct without being swayed by sensuous desires.  I pray for each one reading this word that the Lord will help strengthen them in their inner man to walk in temperance.  That they will know they are warriors in God’s kingdom and will be willing to do the battle to take the place of integrity God has for them.

I think the most amazing verse in this whole passage  II Cor 10:3-6) is the last one.  God is so amazing!!!  He states after we have gone through these passages and have learned how to overcome, we will have the opportunity to help others who are battling the same thing… we will be ready to avenge the enemy and his plans to tie the noose around someone else’s neck as he tries to entrench other believers.   Once God is sure of our obedience, we will be ready to punish every disobedience. Meaning we can lovingly help a brother out of this same mess!!

(II Cor 10:6)  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled

Blessings to you Lasso wielding Warriors of God,

Rev. Joe Geertz
 ©Expresso Joe


II Corinthians 10: 3-6  (For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4-For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5-Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6- And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled



I am looking so forward to hearing your story about yourself, or someone you may know who represents a life of victory, perhaps a word to encourage men in general, sharing a recipe men would love, areas men strruggle with that you may want to hear about, or tell us about.

This is a safe place for all men, not just fathers... to learn, be refreshed and ministered to. If you need someone to talk to or pray with, or just a listening ear, or some Godly advise, please contact us. My husband and I are both ordained ministers, and my husband is wise and experienced in counsel and he has a listening ear as well!

©Expresso Joe

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


My Father, the late Robert Geertz

Joe Geertz in Iowa

This is the last letter ever written to my father. At the time of this writing, he was living in Muscatine, Iowa in a nursing home under the loving caretaking of my sister Carolyn and brother in law John, whom he had lived with for years. My brother Charles and his wife, Carolyn also visited frequently, along with my brother Al, and his wife Marge, and sister Vi who came to see Dad when she was in the area from California with her husband Chuck.

My brother in law John and sister Carolyn
My sister Carolyn

My brother Charles and sister in law Carolyn and "Jackie"

My brother Charles with "Jackie" and me

My sister Vi and brother Al

My brother in law Chuck and sister Vi
Al's wife, Marge with Jackie and Chanel!

Me at my sister's house in Muscatine, Iowa with Armani

I was told at the time of the writing of this letter, that he did not have long to live. My present circumstances prevented me from seeing him in person, and I had just been there to see him from our home in Florida recently.

My father passed away about a year and one half ago. He not only knew the Lord, but displayed the attributes and character of Christ to me. He is loved and missed by his family. I look forward to seeing him again some day soon. 6/20/11

You are so loved!

You have been in this place many times and many times you have surprised us all and pulled through clinging on to life. We also have many people praying for you at this time.

All of our hearts are for you during this time, you are loved and appreciated much.

Our prayer for you is that you might experience the peace that passes all understanding at this time. You are a living spiritual being and life is a journey that leads us from birth to the heavenly gates of God’s glory. It is okay to let go of this life, life beyond is a blessing and we will one day meet again on the heavenly shores.

Although this may be difficult in the natural it is sometimes easier. It is not giving up it is what we have been born for and prepared for all of our lives. This is very difficult for me not knowing how long you have left on this earth, but the one thing I know is that God is with you and that gives me a peace.

The opportunity to share life with you has been a pleasure and I am glad you were my earthly father. Your life was poured out as a blessing to me as I grew up you were more special than words could ever express.

There comes a time in life when those that have been created are able to enter an experience in life to be at home with the Creator. This is the most awesome celebration of life for it is uninmaginable to the natural mind. Streets of gold, a mansion prepared for you, no more pain and suffering, no more tears, joy unspeakable and full of glory, the experience of heaven is nothing short of glory unveiled only to the select few that have passed on from this life to the next. There will be no more need for miracles for you enter into the presence of the Lord and that is beyond explanation. The reason there is no need for a miracle there is because it is a different realm where everything is in a creative realm exsisting with the one who loves us most.

Memories of you will live on to many generations; your songs, your poetry, your well lived life, your love, the interesting things you did and accomplished. The children you had influence upon and their children and their children’s children.

Sharing with you words of comfort:

'Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present'
'What the caterpillar perceives is the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning'

This is a picture I took at The Butterfly Farm in Florida

A simple prayer for you!

Heavenly Father

You have given us so much. Thank you for the gift of life, for all the treasures we received, through the wealth of those who have loved us and those who we have loved.

This body of my earthly father is frail and damaged and now we ask You to grant us peace, as we begin our next journey, to a new life, free of pain and suffering. Ease the sorrow of those we leave behind, knowing that we will always live on in their heart.

Take my hand and lead me now, until that time when we shall meet again, on that day where there is no sunset and no dawn. Amen

I wish there was a way that I could see you but financially we are having a very difficult time. It seems like we just have one calamity after another. We are active selling jewelry and other items but the buyers are far and few between and they are not spending the money like they were a year ago.

I would love to give you another hug and let you know you are so loved with the expression of touch and the ability to communicate face to face.

Your loving son,


©Expresso Joe


This word was sent to me years ago written by my dear friend.. I thought with Father's Day coming up this weekend, it would be appropriate to post. By the way, my friend Jo Ann has just opened two blogs. Please stop by and get acquainted with her, she is a darling!


Dear Donna:
This morning as I was spending time with the Lord He gave me the following letter for one of my sons - since He wants to bring many sons unto glory (daughters too), I thought I would send you a copy so that you might share it with others who might need the comfort found in it. I love you dearly.

Jo Ann

Dear Child,

No one born of his Father would choose to be illegitimate or give up his inheritance - not knowingly. Yet, my child, through discouragement and unbelief you have even questioned that you were my child - questioned my love for you. Have you forgotten how valuable you are to me? Have you forgotten I chose you before you knew me? Have your weaknesses and faults become so magnified in you that you no longer believe that I have forgiven you? I know you. I love you. I long to fellowship with you. Like a father who is tucked away in an "Old Folks' Home" with many children who don't visit him ­ that's how I feel when you stay away day after day.

I'm writing this letter to you because I long to see you face to face. Nothing could give me greater joy than to hear your voice call my name. I have things I want to share with you if you have time to listen. I might just have some wisdom that would help you with your difficulties.
The one seeking to keep us apart has lied to you and told you that I'm angry with you and that I don't want to see you anymore. Believe me, that is not true. Nothing can separate you from my love. Remember how I paid off all your debts so you could be released from prison? Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that you still owe him - trying to put you back behind bars.

Another lie you've been told is that I am ashamed of you - my own child. That too is a lie to separate us. I am not ashamed of you. My own life and blood flow through you. You were created in my image. You need never be ashamed that you are mine.

There is one more thing I want to say before I close. I will always, always love you. I will not turn my face away from you nor will I give your inheritance to another. I'm listening now for the sound of your voice - even a whisper in your heart for me, your Father. Come quickly to meet me. I will run to you my child.



Given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit to:

JoAnn Parrott January 22, 1998

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Joe in Gatlinburg Tennessee, our first trip there together
April 13, 2013
I met Joe in December of 2005 one year after the loss of my husband Bart who died of a brain tumor.  Joe and I met on Christian Mingle in a prayer room early in the am.  I was not looking for a mate, but found it comforting to chat with those who were going through similar trials as myself.  I was actually in the process of running from the pain of the many losses and crisis situations I had encountered within the last 5 years before meeting Joe.  However, he was determined we were to be together and pursued me!!  We were married in October of 2007 almost two years after we met.  I know now that there was a purpose for both of us being together as he died so shortly after we were married.
This was my Father's Day tribute to my husband Joe in 2011.  He was going through a particularly difficult time then and needed some encouragement.  Little did I know at the time that this would be his eulogy.  Joe passed away suddenly and tragically on February 1, 2013 from complications due to gallbladder surgery and subsequent liver failure.  He went through so much the last few weeks of his life ... His remains will be buried at the ocean ...I miss you Joe.. Rest in peace.

June 19, 2011

My Dearest Joe,

You are loved more than words can say.  I want to thank you today for being not only husband, friend, companion, wonderful cook, the best of listeners, and man who tries to do his best, but the one I have the blessing of living with!  You are someone who holds on to his dreams and aspirations, but most of all, you are a man who I can truly say loves God. There are so many stories I could tell about you, the man I love.. but for today I will have to leave some stories untold for another time!

In the depths of woman's being, is a  desire more than anything, for a man who loves God and loves her.  A man who knows how to "father" his wife is a wise man indeed.  One who has the attributes of  The Father is a treasure in life and should not be taken lightly.  You are one such man.  I am so grateful to God for you and so appreciative of all the things you do, but most of all for who you are.

This gift to you is the story of YOU from my point of view!  There really isn't any order to how I wrote it, just thoughts that came to my mind as I started writing, so it may seem a bit mixed up, but I hope you get the gist of what I am trying to convey to you.  You are a gift to me my friend.  My heart is also that you would see how much of the Father's heart I believe you have not only for God, but for others.  I know you have been feeling very down lately, but it is good to look at the good things when that happens.

We bring out the best in each other (sometimes the worst too! LOL) and I know I would not have survived these last few years if it had not been for you beside me, my love ... being patient, Fathering me and loving me, and never judging me for all the emotions I was going through from losing so many people in my life just before I met you.

Thank you for being there when the pain was so great of losing Bart, only you were able to reach down into my heart and touch me with life again, I will forever be grateful for that.  You spoke tenderly to me and comforted me greatly .. just like a loving Father would do at such a time.  You let me run from all I was trying to deal with in such losses and stayed close by as a safety net for me.

Here is a quote from an im I sent you when we were dating:

Donna: you DO know how to win a girl's heart I do believe, my Expresso Rhett!
My Dearest Joe....

I thought you might find it fun to take a little walk down memory lane with me.  I have known you now since December of 2005 when you came into my life a year after Bart's death.  We have been through many difficult times together, and yet we have withstood insurmountable storms, and awesome sunshines haven't we?  Many times we were going to part our ways, but somehow we overcame.

With God leading, He helps guide us through the storms


The first pictures we ever saw of each other on Christian Mingle. You said you liked my earrings.. "Yea right!!!!" But, even back then we had an interest in jewelry together ..  Amazing!  Who knew that we would be creating jewelry designs together?

But, you never let me totally fall in despair through all the time I have known you .. you watched over me and continue to do so. I could get so easily derailed in life.. thank you for keeping me on track~  What blessed qualities of the Father's love you have displayed in my life. 

Here is an im I sent to you in 2006 before we were married

August 27, 2006

Lord God.. I thank you for all you are doing in Joe's life.. you are putting all the pieces together and as you told me today.. you are causing a perfect fit..

Donna: Lord.. how you work together divine connections.. it always amazes me.. thank you for the wonderful way you are putting together the ministry you have for Joe.. I don't know what it is .. but You will reveal it.
Consecrated to God

Donna: Joe's heart is so full blown on fire for you and your people, he even did sermons for youth on having a passion for God.. please Father, take care of all his concerns... and thank you for your direction for every step... precious Jesus.. please meet all of his spiritual, emotional, financial and physical needs with your agape love..  Let there be nothing missing.  Be with him today in everything he does in Jesus name.  Amen 
Even before I met you years ago, and far away when you were a young man .. you had a desire to do what was right my Eagle Scout.. He had placed the Father's Heart in you to live a life of honor.  There have been times when you fell, but you have picked yourself up again by God's grace and pressed foward.  Now, THAT is the Father's heart! 
Mount up with wings as Eagles

It was Father God's heart that you be here against all odds.. and dedicated to God even before you were conceived.... I am so happy you are here Joe.. you have been a blessed example of the Father's love in my life. My world is richer because of you, and even though we are different in age, upbringing, culture and in so many ways in personality, we are learning how to merge.
You were named JOSEPH
Meaning and Origin
Joseph \j(o)-se-ph\ as a boy's name is pronounced JOH-sef. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joseph is "Jehovah increases". Biblical: the son of Jacob who, sold by his brothers into slavery, rose to become a supreme power.

Destined to bring the food- the bread of life/the word of God to those in a land of famine. For such a time as this. Highly favored of God, wearing the mantle of God's many colors.. the Promises of the Lord upon your shoulders.

Even as a young child you invited Jesus into your heart and began to learn about the Father's love

Oh, and you are such a clown...
you even have the capacity
to laugh at yourself!

You displayed the Peace of the Father
 for me even from when we first met
midnight Dec 31, 2005

A poem you sent to me June 6, 2009
What a good friend you are Joe..
and what a blessing in my life
 For Donsie: 
A Poem for my Best Friend 
Standing close,
All the way.
I am here to help you with your day.

I will hold you up,
When you are weak,
I will help you find what you seek.

Catching your tears,
When you cry.
Pulling you through when the tide is nigh.

Just being there,
Through thick and thin,
All just to say, you are my best friend
 I Love you Sweetie!
 (very much),
 Your Loving Joe
We had a wonderful courtship... a blessed romance...  Thank you for wooing me into your life Joe .. even when I tried to run.

Kissed by God and You!
You are my "Sonshine"

You are my knight in shining armor

Thank you honey for joining me in the wonder of life and all it has to offer.  Seeking God together and endeavoring to believe the book of Acts for today causes my heart to sing.  We are together in this walk spiritually, knowing God is a God of wonders, we have seen His mighty hand time and again since we have met and it draws us closer to God and to each other.  I love listening to encouraging teachings with you and watching such videos as Sid Roth and Elijah List.  You do truly wash me with the word as it says in the bible.  You are a great bible teacher and I love listening to your tapes of churches you spoke at and you are funny too!! You've  even written a book about the Transformed Life.  How the Father heart of God longs to see His children transformed.

I can't believe you have written a compilation of the old time evangelists.  The ones that left a mark in their lives.  What a blessing for others to read about their lives and to be changed and become more like Jesus

And, you continue to share the truth about Jesus and His coming return, the Father's heart is for people to know the truth so it may set them free

Thank you honey for keeping romance in our lives..
Remember dancing to "Who's Your Daddy" in the living room when we were dating?
Who's your Daddy, who's your baby, who's your lover, who's your friend??  You are getting set free and learning  how to have fun!!!

And you for sure have an entrepenural spirit .. one who strives for excellence and is always looking for how to improve in all areas

YOU PURSUED ME LIKE THE BRIDEGROOM PURSUES HIS BRIDE.. and even from our first conversation we were destined to be together.
Kansas City and IHOP
Meeting my family
Learning how to use a duck horn in Branson, MO!!
Gidget in Branson
Meeting JoAnn for the first time!

In Kansas at JoAnn's Moms home
Your home in Georgia
In Florida with Gidget
I loved the show you took me to in Branson, MO

I'M ENGAGED!!!  WOW what a romantic you are, and unique too.. just like Father God.. my ring came in the cutest chinese take out container.. I thought you had brought me chinese food!! LOL  with a cute little "Frog" figurine.. because we used to joke and say you were my Frog Prince!!  Beautiful marquis diamond purchased at very expensive Jay's Jewelers.  You said you got the ring to seal the deal as you were afraid I would run!!  I love you JOE!

Engagement dinner at Outback's Steakhouse... see my ring??!

Seeing your love and the Father's love through you in so many ways captivated me totally.. my friend said to you while you were pursuing me.. "win her spirit and you will win her heart".. you won both!


Our Wedding Day 11/17/07
Our Honeymoon Cabin, Pigeon Forge

Our best friends Jerry and JoAnn spent a few days with us, we had a super time!

our darling country girls Gidget and Chanel

At Patti's Settlement in Kentucky what a place!
At Patti's Restaurant
Your father's home
Iowa buffalo, do you remember the buffalo
stuffed animal you got for me?
Your old stompin' ground! You used to swim here
Some of the prettiest trees I've seen in Autumn
like a picture out of a magazine .. corn field
the blushing bride
the happy bridegroom
Grand Floridian Orlando,
Gingerbread House at Thanksgiving
Epcot Orlando at Thanksgiving

Minnie/Donsie bride at Disney

You delight me that you are interested in learning and seeing new things and can appreciate fine art and culture too! 

You also intoxicate me when we dance slow and romantic.. I feel safe and loved in your arms, my friend ... thank you for fanning the flames in our marriage.

No one can make me laugh the way you do.. you have a way of making me giggle from the inside out!!  You made me laugh when all I wanted to do was cry.

And I can make you laugh too... so we are a good medicine for one another

I love that you are willing to learn to be young at heart and never lose the magical quality of youth

You have a good sense of humor too!

Cape May/Delaware Ferry.. finally relaxing!

I love it that you can relax and have fun too..

And even though your children live far away, I love the way you are putting an effort into getting to know them better ... they hold a very special place in your heart..

I will always love you for taking my family into your life.  Their triumphs are yours, and their sorrows are yours too.. what Father's love.


You are the best Daddy in the world to our baby Gidget.. she adores you and our little "SQIRRBILS" world revolves around you!


You draw living water for me and for others from the well of Salvation... His Presence... Thank you for having the Father's heart .. I was thinking tonight the tape ministry you had while in college was just that .. drawing water for others to be filled with His word
You love to see new places.  God has given us so much on this earth to enjoy, After losing so many people I had held dear in my life, and seeing so many others almost lose their lives, I look at life differently.. I think life is very short and needs to be lived to the fullest.. Thank you for being willing to grow in that area and I see that you are beginning to share that with me and others.

You have the patience of Job and tolerate all my flaws and idiosyncricies with such love such as my overpacking where you cannot even put one more slice of bread in the car!  YIKES you are a SAINT!

I love your teachings and how you bring the word alive to me and to others

Thank you for beginning to learn to hold God's hand when times have been rough.. with Him we can walk on water 

You have caused me to see Father's love more clearly in nature and to appreciate the beauty all around me in your pictures. Thank you for sharing them with me

And you have studied to show thyself approved.. a thing that makes the Father happy... that is the Father's heart for all of us

It makes me want to hug you seeing that you have made my people your people.. your love for me has caused my friends to be drawn to you 


With Rick Saver at Jerry and JoAnn's

Pastor friends Mark and Joy England
Julie and me

Sometimes you have the strangest friends, but I am so glad you have not made friends with the world.. You have a heart for God alone!!!!!!

You are interesting to be around, and you have a heart to learn about other cultures

The Father's heart is that we know He is the one who parts the sea for us to pass when Pharoah's Army is coming in on all sides against us.. thank you Joe for endeavoring to trust God in those times.  We are learning to be grateful and to trust Him more and more each day aren't we?

I also appreciate the fact that you are a good steward of our finances, you do not ask for a lot and you do not indulge or overspend and barely ever get anything for yourself.  I wish you did though... !  and I love to see you on the calculator figuring out money matters!! 

You put up with ALL my "girlie" things .. and not only allow me to be all I can be, but you encourage it .. Thank you for having such Father God qualities my Expresso Joe!

Gidget's Closet

I also appreciate the fact that you really listen to me and know what I like and don't like.. such as oatmeal.. hahhaaha
and you do tolerate me and all my silly interests... You so display God's love when you long suffer with me!

Replicas from Drive in Movie Days

I love it when you surprise me when I am not expecting it.. like when you surprised me to take me to my favorite place in the whole world.. the Smokey Mountains after the Fall Gold Rush Show in Dahlonega, Georgia for three years. ...  that is so much the Father' Heart thank you honey..

Gidget says: "I want to go to the mountains and find a bear"! LOL

Jewelry Show Dahlonega Ga ~ October 2008

"So you'd like a surprise ?.. we're going to the Smokey Mtns"!
One HAPPY lady.. "you are my Prince, Joe"


Your Father's heart for the orphans and little ones is so touching, it makes me realize God has much for you yet to do

Your desire to spread God's word to the nations causes my heart to sing such as wanting to put teachings on New Zealand Radio

Just as Jesus Fathered multitudes and reached out to the ones others would shune, you have reached out to those others would turn away from
You have a heart to see the Harvest come forth, something that touches Father God's heart so much
You were fathered by a man who was wholesome, clean stock something you can be proud of, and your mother too, who prayed for you
You are of good heritage of hard working people.  You are an example of a hard working man.  Thank you for that.

What a joy to know your family loves you .. that is the Father's heart towards you my dearest one.
You have a heart of giving and have a deep heart for worshipping God.  You know how to help others come into a greater place of worship too.  I am pasting an im conversation we had years ago into this post for a small example:

       blessandbeblest: I am listening to a song and I would like to type in the words for you to see

donnatrex: good

blessandbeblest: For I know the plans I have for you

blessandbeblest: And I know what you are going through

blessandbeblest: So when you can’t see what tomorrow holds

blessandbeblest: and yesterday is through

blessandbeblest: To give you hope for tomorrow

blessandbeblest: Joy for your sorrow

blessandbeblest: Strength for everythin gyou go through

blessandbeblest: Remember I know the plans I have for you

blessandbeblest: He Knows

blessandbeblest: He Knows

blessandbeblest: He Knows

blessandbeblest: You will know it will be alright

blessandbeblest: He’s pouring

blessandbeblest: Himself out right now for you

blessandbeblest: That is the basics of the song

blessandbeblest: but you can expand on it on your own

donnatrex: crying.......

blessandbeblest: It is such a wonderful song

blessandbeblest: She sings it over and over and then I have it on replay

donnatrex: thank you Joe..

blessandbeblest: Hold on  He knows the plans

donnatrex: it was exactly what I needed..

blessandbeblest: Yes He knows

blessandbeblest: Oh our God is making a way for you

blessandbeblest: God  is so precious

donnatrex: yes.. for sure

donnatrex: thank you Joe..

donnatrex: bless you..

blessandbeblest: I love this song on this CD b yMartha Munizzi

blessandbeblest: This is so powerful

donnatrex: martha muizzi.. where can i get it?

blessandbeblest: I got it from a CD club I am a member of...

blessandbeblest: Munizzi

blessandbeblest: I am checking it out online and I will order a copy for you

donnatrex: oh.. i don’t want you to do that.. if you can give me the website.. i can order it..
blessandbeblest:  I would like to send it to you, it would bless me
You are an adventuresome, wild at heart man
just like Jesus was and is!
And you are my friend no matter what.. even when the world turns their back, you are there just like Father God.

You are such a servant, I so much appreciate that in you .. what would I ever do without My Expresso Joe getting me coffee and Continental breakfast everyday, and the hundreds of other things you do for me?  Shleping me here and there in the wheel chair, and so much more.. Thank You honey!
You bring me flowers too!!
how thoughtful and loving
You plant and bring me fresh herbs from our garden

You are always getting things for me to show me you love me.. like my wampum necklace you blessed me with in Cape Cod Provincetown.. you took me out to the water in this beautiful setting ..and said "here, in case you run out of money".. !!!!   You bless me so much and make me laugh too


And I love that you can receive the necklace you are wearing.. my anchor in the storms.. you are just like Jesus to me

Here are some pictures of us together:



When I asked the Lord why you had died He told me: "God giveth, and God taketh away, blessed be the Name of the Lord".  So I bless the Lord for allowing you to be in my life.. I have learned much about loving from being with you dearest one, and I thank you Lord for taking into Your loving arms of love to be with You forever...
These are the last pictures taken of Joe .. He took me on a surprise trip to Disneyland a few days before Christmas December 2012 ..Little did we know at the time it would be our last trip together.. It was a wonderful, peaceful and blessed time together.  We didn't go into Disney proper, but spent the day going from Disney Resort to the next.  Fun!




In Memorium:

I will cherish the times we have had together my friend and husband.  You fought the good fight to live.  I release you to God to find JOY in the Father's presence .. you loved to dance, and so many people talked about how they saw you dancing in heaven... I saw you filled with JOY ... so I will hold on to that and look forward to when we will meet again one day .. Thank you Joe for all you have been to me.  I love you .. Your Donsie

Written for Joe in thanksgiving for his life
by ... Donsie